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Maritime Security Incidents

Ship and Port Security Incidents including piracy, terrorism, mutiny, and threats.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Maritime Security Incidents

Ship Photo of The Week – Might Servant 1 Transiting the Gulf of Aden

Between the 13th and the 14th of September, the Dockwise semi-submersible, heavy-marine transport vessel, Mighty Servant 1, was safely escorted by EUNAVFOR

September 15, 2009
Total Views: 12

Thursday, August 27, 2009
Maritime Security Incidents

Somali Pirates Fire on Navy Helicopter – Video Somali pirates aboard a hijacked ship fired at a U.S. Navy helicopter yesterday, Navy officials said. According to

August 27, 2009
Total Views: 17

Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Maritime Security Incidents

Piracy in European Waters?

With piracy along the horn of Africa creating such a buzz in the media, it is a common misconception that the act is confined to this area where onshore

August 12, 2009
Total Views: 46

Sunday, June 21, 2009
Maritime Security

Somali Pirate Takedown – Maersk Alabama Story Hits Prime Time TV

Get your TIVO’s ready…. In a new, featured, television show The Discovery Channel looks to find out the very real story behind the story of the

June 21, 2009
Total Views: 186

Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Maritime Security Incidents

U.S.A. vs. Abduwali Abdukhadir Muse – Court Documents

UPDATE: Abduwali Abdukhadir Muse has been plead not guilty to a total of 10 charges for his role in the hijacking of the Maersk Alabama. Eight of the 10

May 20, 2009
Total Views: 307

Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Maritime Security Incidents

Analysis of Somali Pirate Activity in 2009 Released

UNOSAT, the UN Institute for Training and Research‘s (UNITAR) Operational Satellite Applications Programme, has recently released a report focusing on a

May 5, 2009
Total Views: 59

Maritime Security Incidents

M/V Liberty Sun Pirate Attack – Video

Sen. Frank Lautenberg has released this video showing the U.S. flagged M/V Liberty Sun escaping Somali pirates back on April 14.  The cargo ship, which was

May 5, 2009
Total Views: 234

Friday, May 1, 2009

Is piracy a successful business model?

The short answer is yes. Running piracy ring in Somali can prove to be a very successful and profitable business for everyone involved. A recent segment on

May 1, 2009
Total Views: 63

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Pirate Attack on MSC Cruise Line – Photo Link

Spiegel Online has a pretty good photo gallery of the pirate attack on the MSC Melody cruise ship over the weekend. Click on the image above to go to

April 29, 2009
Total Views: 267

Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Captain Richard Phillips’ Exclusive Interview with NBC’s Today Show – Video
Maritime Security Incidents

Captain Richard Phillips’ Exclusive Interview with NBC’s Today Show – Video

Here is the Today Show’s exclusive interview with Captain Richards Phillips of the Maersk Alabama.  Video courtesy of NOTE: This video only

April 28, 2009
Total Views: 177

Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Maritime Security Incidents

Somali Pirate Being Charged as Adult – Update

Image via AP The sole surviving suspected pirate in the attempted hijacking of the Maersk Alabama and resulting hostage-taking of the ships captain appeared

April 21, 2009
Total Views: 194

Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Maritime Security Incidents

Another US vessel attacked, other vessels hijacked – Are the pirates winning?

Yesterday’s attack on the U.S. flagged Liberty Sun was strikingly reminiscent of last weeks attempted hijacking of the Maersk Alabama, which we all know

April 15, 2009
Total Views: 290

Maritime Security Incidents

US ship, Liberty Sun, escapes pirate attack while two more vessels are hijacked

Pirates off the coast of Somali remained active on Tuesday despite recent military actions taken by U.S. and French forces in order to free hostages.  A total

April 15, 2009
Total Views: 10

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Maersk Alabama Lifeboat FAQ

Over the past two days gCaptain has fielded questions from the Wall Street Journal, Associated Press, Good Morning America and a number of other well known

April 9, 2009
Total Views: 3800

Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Maritime Security Incidents

Mission Of The US Navy – Did They Fail?

“The mission of the Navy is to maintain, train and equip combat-ready Naval forces capable of winning wars, deterring aggression and maintaining freedom

April 8, 2009
Total Views: 14

Maritime Security

Maersk Alabama – Live Blogging

By the WSJ gCaptain called the Maersk Alabama at 1800 UTC and talked with the mate on watch. He answered “We are still in an emergency situation and can

April 8, 2009
Total Views: 104

Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Maritime Security Incidents

CEC Future Hijacking – VHF recording with coalition aircraft released

This is the VHF recording between M/V CEC Future and a Coalition aircraft as the vessel was being attacked by pirates off the coast of Somalia back in early

March 31, 2009
Total Views: 236

Thursday, February 12, 2009
Maritime Security

US Navy Captures Suspected Pirates in Gulf of Aden

Photo via According to AFP, the US Navy has nabbed 7 suspected pirates in the Gulf of Aden.  The Marshall Islands flagged ship, Polaris, sent a

February 12, 2009
Total Views: 27

Thursday, December 18, 2008
Maritime Security

M/V Biscaglia Maritime Security and A Look At Armed vs Non-Lethal Ship Protection In Pirate Waters

In a well researched article titled Mercenary Guards Jump Ship as Somali Pirates Remain Undeterred Bloomberg exposes private security efforts to protect ships

December 18, 2008
Total Views: 28

Friday, December 12, 2008
Maritime Security

NATO Shipping Centre’s Somalia Piracy Update

Somalia Piracy Update for December 12, 2008 is provided by NATO Shipping Centre 2 December – a cluster of possibly co-ordinated approaches made to 5

December 12, 2008
Total Views: 33


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